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|May-03-14|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "Great Britain"]
[White "J H Blackburne"]
[Black "William Norwood Potter"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. Qe2 Be7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Bf4 Rb8 10. Nd2 Re8 11. e5 Bf8 12. Nb3 Nd7 13. Bg3 c5 14. c4 d4 15.
f4 Rb6 16. Rae1 Nb8 17. Qc2 g6 18. Nd2 f5 19. exf6 Rxe1 20. Bxe1 Qxf6 21. Ne4
Qe7 22. Ng3 Nc6 23. a3 Bg7 24. Bd2 Bd7 25. Re1 Qf8 26. b4 cxb4 27. c5 Rb8 28.
axb4 Re8 29. Rxe8 Bxe8 30. b5 Nd8 31. Qa2+ Kh8 32. Qxa7 Ne6 33. b6 Qxc5 34. Qa8
Qxb6 35. Qxe8+ Nf8 36. f5 gxf5 37. Nxf5 1-0
|May-04-14|| ||RedShield: Quit posting game scores to players' pages: PGN Upload Utility|
|May-26-14|| ||Nosnibor: In 1919 at the age of nearly 78 Blackburne gave two simultaneous exhibitions at the Victory Tournament in Hastings,losing only one game(Oskam) out of forty three.What a battling player he was!|
|Sep-17-14|| ||Stonehenge: Blackburne (without Ng1) - NN:
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Nxc3 Nc6 7. Kh1 Be6 8. Bb5 Qd7 9. f4 f6 10. b4 Bb6 11. f5 Bf7 12. e5 fxe5 13. Qg4 g6 14. fxg6 Qxg4 15. gxf7+ Kf8 16. fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 17. Bh6 Qh4 18. Rf6 Qxf6 19. Bc4+ Qf7 20. Nd5 Qe6 21. Rf1 Qxh6 22. Ne7+ Kg7 23. Rf7# 1-0
|Dec-10-14|| ||Nosnibor: There will be a new book to be published in connection with Blackburne.This is due out shortly and I have placed my order with Tim Harding who is without question one of our leading chess historians. R.I.P.Master Blackburne.|
|Dec-28-14|| ||poorthylacine: TO NOSNIBOR: thank you a lot for this information!!
I will order this book as soon it will be available, because this kind of books may be soon exhausted, like the one of Jimmy Adams about Zukertort which was a long time not available before reprinting!!
I hope many of the games will be annotated: Blackburne is one of my favorite players of the nineteenth century, together with Zukertort and Mackenzie, even I have of course much respect and admiration for Steinitz...
|Dec-28-14|| ||poorthylacine: I like too the book about the games of Anderssen by Gottschall, the only problem I need an electronic microscope to read it, lol!|
|Jan-16-15|| ||perfidious: <Whiskey stimulates the imagination--but eating a big meal before the game is equivalent to giving knight odds.>|
The great man was, of course, known to stimulate his imagination thus.
This recalls a Walter Browne interview in CL&R long ago, in which he stated that he was more than willing to buy that evening's opponent a steak dinner. 'Let him try to play after that'.
|Apr-03-15|| ||WannaBe: My opponent left a glass of whisky 'en prise' and I took it 'en passant'. - Henry Blackburne|
|Apr-24-15|| ||Chessical: "The Grand Old Man" of British chess, Mr. Joseph H. Blackburne, received a cheque for £250 from British and foreign chess players, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Saturday last. Mr. Blackburne is a Manchester man, and has played in all parts the world and against all the famous chess players. He already has annuity of £100, provided by chess enthusiasts." |
Source: <"Grantham Journal", Saturday 17th December 1921, p.3.>
£100 in 1921 = approx £4,000 in 2015
|May-13-15|| ||Xeroxx: 21015 value?! wow.|
|May-21-15|| ||Tullius: If you want to see a few pictures of Mr Blackburne's grave in Ladywell Cemetery you can find them here:
I hope it works.
I think his grave is in a terrible state and something should be done about it.
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is a kind of mental alcohol… unless a man has supreme self-control. It is better that he should not learn to play chess. I have never allowed my children to learn it, for I have seen too much of its evil results> - Joseph Blackburne.|
|Jul-07-15|| ||zanzibar: The forthcoming Harding book mentioned by Nosnibor above:|
Joseph Henry Blackburne (kibitz #165)
has had its proofs delivered to the publisher and is expected to go to press by September:
|Aug-22-15|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a 12 page, 'no ads', print edition pamphlet with 55 puzzles from the games of Blackburne @ http://wtharvey.com/blacpe.html What's the winning move ?|
|Aug-22-15|| ||offramp: <Tullius> remember what a pig's ear they made of the grave of Johannes Zukertort.|
|Aug-24-15|| ||ketchuplover: Keep up the good work Mr.Harvey :)|
|Dec-10-15|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Black Death!|
|Jan-12-16|| ||zanzibar: From Graham's <Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess> p3:|
<Two things combined to bring him into this career. First, his fame was ever waxing greater, and in the year 1861 it happened that Herr Paulsen came to Manchester on one of his blindfold itineraries. Blackburne took a board, and was beaten in a very pretty game, which will be found in its proper place in the book. The effect of this was to stir within him a great desire to try blindfold play on his own account.
The very next day he induced a strong player to begin a contest in which Blackburne should not see the board. He came off victorious, and shortly after played three opponents with the same result. That was in the winter of 1861. In the spring of 1862 he engaged four opponents successfully, the games produced being bright attractive specimens that have been preserved: and will repay the trouble of playing over even to-day. After that he challenged ten members of the Manchester Club, and emerged with the fine score of five wins, two losses and three draws.>
(para added for readability)
|Jan-12-16|| ||zanzibar: Harding's <Blackburne> book is now published:|
Harding himself has some additional pages:
Reviews - http://www.chessmail.com/research/b...
Research - http://www.chessmail.com/research/b...
General info - http://www.chessmail.com/research/b...
|Jan-13-16|| ||zanzibar: After demonstrating his blindfold skills in a simul (5-2-3), and doing a knight's tour at the London (1862), on Friday July 4:|
<Shortly after the termination of these blindfold feats, Mr.
Wilson, who had been opposed to Mr. Blackburne at board
Ho. 8, and who had been struck by the talent displayed by
him, placed in the hands of the Committee the sum of ten
guineas, to be used by them at their discretion in promo
ting a match between him and some other player of emi
nence. In consequence of the protraction of the Tourna
ments, the Committee were unable to carry out the donor's
wish until December, when, Mr. Blackburne being again in
London, a match was made between him and Herr Steinitz.
It was played at the rooms of the London Chess Club,
whose members had increased the stakes to £15 ; the result
was, that Herr Steinitz won 7 games, Mr. Blackburne 1,
and two were drawn.>
(Lowenthal p lxiii)
|Mar-27-16|| ||MissScarlett: American Chess Magazine, v. 2-3 (July 1898-Dec. 1899):|
<Few people know, says M. A. P., in the Glasgow Herald, "that Mr. Blackburne, who has once more vindicated his title as the first of the English players, was in earlier life a worker in stone, and that the premises of the Law Life Assurance Society, adjoining the Church of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, Fleet street, show practical evidences of his skill in that craft.>
The adddress of that building is now (still?) 187 Fleet Street. Impossible to know if any of Blackburne's handiwork survives; the current structure dates from 1834, but Blackburne probably worked on it in the early-mid 1860s.
Here's a present view of the building front:
Seems I struck out completely appealing for owners of the Reshevsky book, but surely someone here will have Harding's recent one on Blackburne. Does it shed any light on this subject?
|Mar-27-16|| ||offramp: I'll try and go there this week. I know the building and it is very pretty.|
|Mar-27-16|| ||MissScarlett: A family member used to work in Fleet St. during its heydays, but I've never been there once. |
I found this page which shows then (1870s) and now pictures of the buildings on the far side of St. Dunstan's:
I'd say it's possible but unlikely that the present front of 187 dates from the nineteenth century. Oh, Joseph, where is thy monument?
|Mar-28-16|| ||offramp: I've just walked past it. I took a load of crappy photos which I've put on Bookface. Link to follow.|
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